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Could Colorado’s proposed health care plan be a model for the rest of us?

The measure, called ColoradoCare, builds on the Affordable Care Act, which has succeeded in expanding health insurance coverage but failed to stop the rise of health care costs.

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Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

If the results of legalization initiatives on this year’s ballot are all “yes,” about 23 percent of Americans will be able to use marijuana socially. But the conflict between state and federal law creates an unstable financial environment for producers and retailers.

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Deep underground, smartphones can save miners’ lives

Communications can be greatly enhanced with software and hardware innovations used with commercially available smartphones and wireless network equipment.

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How labor’s decline opened door to billionaire Trump as ‘savior’ of American workers

Steady erosion of the American labor movement has undermined middle-class incomes and values.

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Why inequality is the most important economic challenge facing the next president

Dealing with the problem of inequality will actually make America great, rather than simply irate.

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What President Buhari can do to help Ogoniland clean up oil pollution

Cleanup finally begins in southern Nigeria, five decades after pollution occurred.

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A new strategy for drought-stressed cities: graywater recycling

One strategy for saving water in drought-stricken areas of the U.S. is using graywater from sinks and showers for purposes other than drinking.

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